<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usTue, 03 May 2016 17:13:48 -0700Tue, 03 May 2016 17:13:48 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Black Cat Crosses Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 09:02:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_9617.jpg
The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday.Before the NHL ice hockey team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice.

Photo Credit: San Jose Sharks
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<![CDATA[Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:05:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/German_Ambulance-550668973.jpg
A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Prickly Situation For Dogs Who Ran Into Porcupine in New Mexico]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 15:39:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6A+DOG+VERSUS+PORCUPINE+VO+-+000017091.jpg
Two dogs roaming the streets of Albuquerque learned the hard way: Don't mess with porcupines.

Photo Credit: Petroglyph Animal Hospital
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<![CDATA[Oakland Firefighters Free Pigeon from BART Wires]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:44:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pigeon1.jpg
Firefighters are known for rescuing humans from burning buildings and cats from trees. But this weekend, Oakland rescued a pigeon that was trapped in wires at the Fruitvale BART station.

Photo Credit: Oakland Fire Live via Twitter
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<![CDATA[10 People in San Jose Owe the Library at Least $5,000]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:45:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/localmusicbooks.jpg
Ten people managed to rack up thousands of dollars of debt due to overdue San Jose Public Library books, while at least 130 people are eligible to face fines of at least $1,000, according to a report from...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[SF Zoo to Auction off Nearly 50 Paintings Created by Animals]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:38:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/art13.JPG
Animal lovers can now own works of art created by animals from the San Francisco Zoo, zoo officials said Friday.

Photo Credit: San Francisco Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Crime Organizations Targeting California's High-Valued Nuts]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:35:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-85739690.jpg
International crime rings targeting California's booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[PayPal in Hot Water for Hosting All-Male Gender Equality Panel ]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:49:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/paypal-logo.jpg
Paypal is catching flak following the announcement that it will host a discussion on gender equality in the workplace. The problem? An all-male panel is set to lead that discussion.

Photo Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images, file
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<![CDATA[Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:40:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DaneinTree.jpg
Kora, a 120-pound Great Dane who was stuck 20 feet up a tree in Louisville, Nebraska, was rescued Saturday night by the local fire department.

Photo Credit: WOWT]]>
<![CDATA[Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:58:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chimp-escaped-zoo.jpg
A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Not for long.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Unusual Collection of Disney Bronze Bars Found]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:16:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DISNEY+BRONZE1.jpg
Some Disney aficionado lost a hunk of bronze “character bars,” pristinely wrapped in plastic, and Fremont police detectives are hoping to find the rightful owner.

Photo Credit: Fremont Police Department
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<![CDATA[WATCH: Burger Shop Break-In]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:48:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/five+guys+burglary+cooking+burglar.jpg
Police in Washington, D.C., are searching for a man seen in surveillance video who apparently grilled himself a hamburger as the restaurant was closed before allegedly swiping some water.Police said the...

Photo Credit: DC Metropolitan Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Thieves in Livermore Targeting Construction Trucks]]> Sat, 09 Apr 2016 20:10:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nighttime+construction.jpg
Livermore police are warning people about a rash of recent robberies targeting construction and trade crews.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Cliff Proposal Lands Would-Be Groom in Jail for Drugs]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:40:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/04-08-2016-morro-rock-rescue-3.jpg
A man who captured national attention Friday with a seemingly romantic, but reckless, marriage proposal on a California rock was taken to jail on drug charges and told he would have to pay for his own rescue.

Photo Credit: Morro Bay Fire Department
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<![CDATA[Coyote Lounges on San Francisco Lawn]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:41:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0407-2016-SFCoyote.jpg
San Francisco homeowners got a surprise Thursday morning when they woke up to find a coyote lounging on their front lawn, one of a string of such sightings in the city.

Photo Credit: Anonymous]]>
<![CDATA[A's Fly Back From Seattle Aboard Giants-Branded Plane]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:10:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sfgiantmain.jpg
After completing the sweep of the Mariners, the A's headed to the airport to return to Oakland.

Photo Credit: Josh Reddick via Twitter]]>
<![CDATA[No One Claimed Wayward Bay Bridge Chihuahua]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:40:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ponch.jpg
No one has come to take home the wayward chihuahua, which has earned himself the hashtag, #BayBridgeDog.

Photo Credit: Animal Carea and Control San Francisco
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<![CDATA[Cops Stop San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:58:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ed-lee-sfpd-force.jpg
San Francisco police were surprised Tuesday night when they stopped a vehicle with an unlikely person in the passenger seat: Mayor Ed Lee.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Museum Accuses Marin County Man of Stealing Meteorite]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:41:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/METEORITEcrop.jpg
A precious meteorite that’s traveled from the asteroid belt near Mars to the mountains of Fukang, China, to a secret spot somewhere in Marin County, California, is at the central of a vicious ownership...

Photo Credit: Maine Mineral and Gem Museum
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<![CDATA[Firefighters Rescue Cat With Thermal Imaging Camera]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 07:38:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/CATRESCUE1.jpg
Firefighters rescue cat. Not news.

Firefighters rescues cat with thermal technology. Different story.

Photo Credit: Alameda County Fire Department/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[SF Nightclub Theft Caught on Video]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:51:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/nightclub.JPG
Owners of San Francisco nightclub Monarch are seeking the public's help to identify two men who stole $500 and a bottle of alcohol and were caught on surveillance camera.

Photo Credit: Micah Byrnes via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Alligator Tries to Get in Fla. Home]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:54:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/040516+plant+city+gator.jpg
An alligator was removed from a mobile home community in Central Florida Tuesday after it approached a resident's front door.According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the gator was 9 feet 5 inches...

Photo Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Super-Sized, Illuminated Bunnies to Grace San Francisco Civic Center Plaza]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 19:22:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/intrude-by-amanda-parer_25429655743_inflatable.jpg
Five giant nylon bunny rabbits will grace the lawn of San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza this month as part of a traveling art installation.A ceremony Tuesday morning kicked off the show, which runs through...

Photo Credit: Amanda Parer/San Francisco Arts Commission
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<![CDATA[Falling Tree Barely Misses Cop Car]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:03:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/boonton+dashcam+tree.jpg
A New Jersey police car came dangerously close to being crushed by a large tree when the tree snapped and fell onto the road amid powerful winds Sunday, dashcam footage from the patrol car shows.

Photo Credit: Boonton Township Police
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<![CDATA[LA's 'Murder House' Up for Sale]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:35:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4-4-16-Murde_House.jpg
The ad on realtor.com for the four-bedroom home in Los Feliz tells only part of the story. The beautiful Los Angeles home nestled on a hill has a grand entrance, step-down living room, ballroom, library...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway]]>
<![CDATA[No One Ran Naked at Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon Race]]> Sun, 03 Apr 2016 21:27:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+ROCK+AND+ROLL+MARATHON+VO+-+00001103.jpg
The big story out of today’s Transamerica half marathon in San Francisco is not who won – it’s who had clothes on.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area ]]>
<![CDATA[911 Call Over Botched Pizza Order]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 01:47:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Food+Phillies+2012+Preview+Seasons+Pizza+Generic.jpg
A woman called 911 to complain that a Hartford, Connecticut, pizza shop made a mistake with her order and wouldn’t return her money.The woman said she ordered a small half-cheese, half-bacon pizza from Empire...

Photo Credit: NBC10 - Dan Stamm]]>
<![CDATA[San Leandro's BB Gun Vandals Now Hitting People: Police]]> Sat, 02 Apr 2016 23:38:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shot+out+bb+gun.jpg
The BB gun vandals have advanced from hitting cars to hitting people.]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery Meat Found on Several New Hampshire Roads]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 08:40:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/GettyImages-462467813.jpg
A trail of mystery meat has hit the road in New Hampshire.Chicken, drumsticks, sausage, Angus steaks, pork chops and wild game meats were found alongside several roads in Epping last weekend, according to the...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[16th Big Wheel Race Features Costumes, Crashes]]> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:40:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Scott_BigWheel11.jpg
The first thing most rookie Big Wheelers figure out is the iconic children’s ride doesn’t hold up well to adult sized weight. Dozens of racers in this weekend’s roll down Vermont Street in San Francisco had...

Photo Credit: Ian McGrew]]>
<![CDATA[Chaos at PEZ Easter Egg Hunt]]> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:08:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/easterhunt.jpg
Chaos erupted when parents rushed the fields at an annual PEZ Easter egg hunt in Orange, Connecticut, causing the event to end early, the visitor center's general manager told NBC Connecticut.Staff had...

Photo Credit: Patty Tomaso]]>
<![CDATA[Fur Seal 'Ozzie' Found in Fremont Front Yard]]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:28:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sealion16.jpg
A tagged California sea lion found its way to a home in Fremont Thursday morning, puzzling the cops and neighbors about how the small mammal waddled its way there.

Photo Credit: Fremont Police Department
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<![CDATA[SF Job for Hire: Butler for $175K a Year]]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:23:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/jeeves.jpg
A Noe Valley family is looking for a butler and will pay at least $175,000, depending on experience.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA['Boaty McBoatface' Floats in UK Ship-Naming Poll]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:06:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/national-environment-research-council-boat.jpg
When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer or a naturalist. Apparently, they didn't factor in the Brits' oddball sense...

Photo Credit: Natural Environment Research Council]]>
<![CDATA[Petaluma Man Is Prison Bound For Selling Misbranded Meat]]> Sun, 20 Mar 2016 20:57:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-816900161.jpg
A federal judge sentenced a former employee of a Petaluma slaughterhouse Friday in San Francisco for his role in a scheme to distribute adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Zebras Spotted Running Around East Bay ]]> Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:56:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6A+ZEBRAS+PIC+VO+-+00000504.jpg
Two zebras got loose from a circus on Friday in Oakland and were seen running along a major East Oakland Road near the O.co Coliseum, police said today.

Photo Credit: Courtesy @Key_BlackBeauty]]>
<![CDATA[What Happens When You Pour Molten Copper on Big Mac]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:36:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/big+mac.png
Most know the ingredients of a McDonald’s Big Mac: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions – on a sesame seed bun. So what were to happen if you were to pour molten copper...

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<![CDATA[Several People Report Breathing Issues While at East Bay Holiday Inn]]> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 00:38:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-AMBULANCE-HOMBRE-MUERE.jpg
A medical scare broke out at a hotel in the East Bay Area Saturday evening.]]>
<![CDATA[Hashtags on Bank Robbery Notes: PD]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:57:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Leroy+Earl+Morris+Daley.jpg
Prince George's County police say a man believed to be linked to at least nine bank robberies in Maryland used notes that included the hashtags #nopolice and #afterwork?Leroy Earl-Morris Daley, 45, likely will...

Photo Credit: Prince George's County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Huge Trump Parody Hat Stolen]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:38:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/hatstolen-pch-030916.png
A giant, red hat with a message echoing Donald Trump's campaign slogan was stolen off a well-known statue in Redondo Beach, California, Tuesday in a middle-of-the-night theft caught on surveillance camera, the...

Photo Credit: Joe Oliveri ]]>